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Pirates End 17-Game Road Skid With Win Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched a season-high eight innings, Jose Tabata hit a go-ahead double in the ninth and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a 17-game road losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

The last time the Pirates won on the road was May 25 in a 2-1 victory at Cincinnati. It was their third win in 21 games overall.

The Cubs dropped to 2-8 against last-place Pittsburgh this season and are 10 games below .500.

Maholm (5-6) allowed one run and seven hits. He did not walk a batter.

Octavio Dotel hit Aramis Ramirez with a pitch leading off the ninth but rebounded for his 15th save in 18 chances.

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